Why Your Life Is Not A Journey
I absolutely love what Alan Watts is getting to here. If you stop thinking of your life as a journey, with some kind of "out there" destination, it's easier to be in the here and now.
But what is so often missing for me in the language of mindfulness practices is understanding the here and now from a neutral perspective. It encourages one to simply accept what is, when in reality it is much more interesting than that. The universe and the creative principal that exists within us is constantly asking us, "What next?" because in truth we choose in which direction to grow. We choose what we are creating. You are not just a will-less servant to some omnipotence, you are an active participant.